Flawless and Effortless Make-up

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Many women learn early that the secret to makeup is looking as though you’re not wearing any.

During hot humid weather, keep your makeup on the light side — allowing your skin to breathe and your natural beauty to shine through! Use a light moisturizer with SPF ingredients to hydrate your skin and protect it from the sun’s rays.

Though you should ease up on the amount of cosmetics you use, it doesn’t mean you need to skip makeup altogether. Switching from heavy foundation to powder can keep your look light and fresh. If you can’t bear the thought of going without makeup, use these fabulous beauty tips to look beautiful and natural.

Tinted moisturizer
Liquid foundation is heavy. Try to avoid it if you can. If you really must use base makeup, apply a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone rather than your normal foundation.
foundation_465322737.jpgAnother trick is to use your regular moisturizer and just a drop of liquid foundation, for a lighter look.


A touch of bronzer
Use a little bronzer to get a healthy glow. Apply where the sun naturally hits your face – your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Use a very thin, fan-shaped brush to get light, subtle coverage.


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Powder eyeliner
Eyeliner often times smudges very easily in the heat and humidity. If you must line your eyes, use a powder eye shadow rather than pencil or liquid liners. With a very small slanted brush, apply dark shadow in a thin line to define your lash line.


Waterproof mascara

Make sure to use a waterproof formula if you want to wear mascara. Use brown-black rather jet black and only apply one coat. Use mascara only on your top lashes for a natural look.

Tinted lipbalm
Skip the lipstick and choose a light lip gloss or tinted lip balm instead they are a fantastic choice for summer, providing sun protection as well as sexy hint of color and gloss.

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Melt Proof Make-up

1.    Always wash your face and smooth on moisturizer before applying make-up. A clean hydrated canvass guarantees a flawless finish.


2.    Dab concealer on dark circles and use your finger to blend it in.


3.    Apply the foundation with a damp make-up sponge and spread it from the middle of your face outward concentrating on where you need it most. Let it set.


4.    Apply water-proof mascara, to the upper lid only.


Apply blush on the cheeks and lip-gloss to complete the look.

 

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  • Letty Ohanya

    Great article but next time you should advice us on what brands to use for afro skin.

  • celeste

    i agree with letty!

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